Most of our mistakes in life are due in part to our assumption of believing that the outside of anyone or anything is equal to its contents.
Which I am sure most of you reading this note would agree that contents and packaging are not always one and the same.
Experience has taught me as well as many of you that it is always important to do our homework or research as it relates to what's offered or presented to us. Unfortunately, we live in a world where honesty is the best policy has been replaced with, "I will tell you what I think you need to know and display to you what I believe you like to get what I want."
I want to say to someone today, Please! Inspect carefully what is seemingly a new start, a good deal, a new relationship, your season, a new offer or whatever. There is a saying that goes like this, "Not everything that glitters is Gold." It is your responsibility to research, ask questions and focus on CONTENTS rather than PACKAGING! For it will be the contents that you'll eventually have to live with as opposed to the temporary misleading packaging that is constantly changing.
Jesus Christ gave us an awesome principle that if followed we'll be able to recognize content over packaging. Jesus said, "You will know them by their fruit" Matthew 7:16.
The fruit of anything is a tell tale sign of not only what the contents are but it defines whatever it is that's producing that particular fruit. For example, an Apple which is a fruit can only be produced by an Apple tree. In other words, the fruit is just a part of the whole of anything and at the same time revealing its true identity.
I don't know who you are but it is a must that you grab a hold of this understanding. Your decision to go along with the packaging will force you to deal with unnecessary contents. Unfortunately, most folks tolerate the undesired contents with the hope that they'll be exposed to the packaging again...........
My mother has repeatedly said to me, "A little can tell you what a lot will be like". My words of wisdom on this morning is simply this, place emphasis on the fruit of that person, place or thing (what it's producing). For it is in the fruit that's revealing what's being hidden from you and at the same time warning you that the packaging is a mere distraction from what the contents is really all about.
Written by: Kevin L A Ewing